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William Scott (1785–1868)

William Scott was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1881 aboard the Admiral Gambier. He married fellow convict Elizabeth Davies in 1815. He received a conditional pardon in January 1818 and by 1824 was listed in the Muster as a settler at Bargo. He was made an honorary constable the next year.

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Life Summary [details]


11 May, 1785
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland


19 November, 1868 (aged 83)
Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

prostate disease

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Convict Record

Crime: forgery
Sentence: life